Programme benefits

The programme team expects to achieve wide ranging benefits not only for priority populations in Counties Manukau Health but also for other New Zealanders with end stage kidney disease.

These benefits include:

  • a yearly increase of 20 live kidney transplants in Māori and Pasifika patients approximately half of which would be before the patient starts dialysis. This will lead to improved clinical outcomes for these patients, with improvements in both quantity and quality of life for those who are successfully transplanted
  • increased awareness of chronic kidney disease in general, to benefit patients and whānau at  all stages of kidney disease
  • improved patient-centred outcomes, including higher levels of  knowledge and skills in relation to kidney disease and treatment
  • national (and potentially international) distribution of project products particularly the educational resources, home-based health education model, and professional development packages for renal staff and primary care
  • clear improvement in the clinical effectiveness of treatment for end stage kidney disease, and cost reductions through the avoidance of dialysis.